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The Pied Piper Of Hamelin

By Browning, Robert


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Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus, published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper, a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation.

In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

BROWNING, Robert

London: Geoorge Harrap, 1934. First. hardcover. fine. Rackham. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 4 color plates, 14 drawings in black & white, tan & white pictorial endpapers. Thin 8vo, full limp vellum, stamped in gilt. Original board slipcase (rubbed). London: George Harrap, (1934). First Edition. A fine copy. Limited edition. One of only 410 signed copies.

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: fine
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Argosy Book Store
$2,250.00

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Robert Browning; illustrated by Arthur Rackham

sp;- London - George G. Harrap, 1934 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautiful illustrated edition with unclippeddustwrapper of Browning's poem from the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelinwith colour plates and black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. With illustrated endpapers. First edition. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the subject of a legend concerning the departure or death of a great many children from the town of Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Middle Ages. The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in piedclothing, leading the children away from the town never to return. In the 16th century the story was expanded into a full narrative, in which the piper is a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizenry refuses to pay for this service, he retaliates by turning his magic on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. This version of the story spread as a fairy tale. This version has also appeared in the writings of, among others, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning. The story may reflect a historical event in which Hamelin lost its children. Theories have been proposed suggesting that the Pied Piper is a symbol of the children's death by plague or catastrophe. Other theories liken him to figures like Nicholas of Cologne, who is said to have lured away a great number of children on a disastrous Children's Crusade. A recent theory ties the departure of Hamelin's children to the Ostsiedlung, in which a number of Germans left their homes to colonise Eastern Europe. It is also a story about paying those who are due. Robert Browning (7 May 1812 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. He was buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey; his grave now lies immediately adjacent to that of Alfred Tennyson. Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 - 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Rackham invented his own unique technique which resembled photographic reproduction; he would first sketch an outline of his drawing, then lightly block in shapes and details. Afterwards he would add lines in pen and India ink, removing the pencil traces after it had dried. With colour pictures, he would then apply multiple washes of colour until transparent tints were created. He would also go on to expand the use of silhouette cuts in illustration work. Typically, Rackham contributed both colour and monotone illustrations towards the works incorporating his images. With previous owner's bookplate to front blank. Condition: Bound inoriginal paper wraps,with unclipped dustwrapper, in protectivebrodart wrapper. Externally, generally smart but with slight edgewear andslight marks. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd handling mark to pages. Overall:FINE with a FINE dustwrapper.

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Rooke Books
$830.50

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

BROWNING, Robert

London: George G. Harrap, 1934. Limited. hardcover. very good(-). RACKHAM, Arthur. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 4 color plates, 14 drawings in black & white, tan & white pictorial endpapers. Thin 8vo, full limp vellum, stamped in gilt (vellum is well rubbed with some fading of the gilt; frontispiece is torn at upper right inner margin, not affecting the image). London: George Harrap, (1934). Limited edition. Number 269 of only 410 signed copies.

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: very good(-)
  • Edition: Limited
Sold by: Argosy Book Store
$600.00

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

London: George G. Harrap and Co., 1939. 38pp, rebound in modern half morocco and marbled paper over boards, smooth back, title in gilt to spine, gilt roll to edges of morocco, decorated endpapers. Externally near fine, internally some very light foxing to half-title and title, text has sporadic light foxing, but is generally fairly clean. Colour frontispiece and black and white line drawings by Rackham. Original upper wrapper bound in at rear. Reprint. Half Morocco and Boards. Very Good. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 8vo.

  • Published: 1939
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: Reprint
Sold by: Temple Rare Books
$415.25

PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

BROWNING, ROBERT

RACKHAM ARTHURILLUS PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN BY ROBERT BROWNING PHILADELPHIA. RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Robert Browning. Philadelphia: Lippincott [1934]. 8vo (6 x 9"), red cloth with pictorial paste-on, fine in fine dust wrapper. First American edition. Illustrated with cover plate, silhouette endpapers, 4 color plates plus lovely black and whites in-text.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd, 1888. [1888] Orange illustrated boards with 1-2 inch scraping to top of paper on upper board. Back board has illustration and a 1/4 " scraping to top edge. The first 20 pages are text of the story. Every page after that has full page colorful illustration with one sentence text. 64 pages. Edges of leaves blue. Green designed endpapers. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1888
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Laura's Rare Books
$395.00

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

Browning, Robert

London: Quilter first edition, 1898. Hardcover. Good. Decorations by Harry Quilter. Printed on vellum throughout 129x105mm gilt overal stylized design (tips worn & lacking spine) [50]pp each page is stubbed onto cloth hinge. The text is ornamented by Mary Quilter. The detail in the art nouveau designes is incredible and printing on vellum is difficult so probably few copies printed. There are hidden dragons, peacocks, mice, frogs, bats, dancers among the interlaced flowers, grapes etc.

  • Published: 1898
  • Condition: Good
Sold by: Abbey Antiquarian Books
$365.42

PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

BROWNING, ROBERT

BROWNING ROBERT PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN CHICAGO WHITMAN 1927 4TO 7 X 9. McCRACKEN, JAMES. BROWNING,ROBERT. PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN. Chicago: Whitman (1927). 4to (7 x 9 1/4"), maroon gilt cloth, pictorial paste-on, VERY FINE IN PICTORIAL DUST WRAPPER AND ORIGINAL PICTORIAL PUBLISHERS BOX! (box flap repaired). The stunning art deco JAMES McCRACKEN edition featuring bold, stylized color illustrations on nearly every page. An outstanding copy, rare in wrapper and box.

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$350.00

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

Browning, Robert

Frederick Warne. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Pages clean and bright and no foxing. Cover shows some wear but it is very good for the age of the book. ; Color Illustrations; 25 cm; 47 pages .

  • Published: 1903
  • Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Bailey Hill Book Shop
$332.20

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

Browning, Robert

Published by Harry Quilter, 1898. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Quilter, Harry. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. "Set forth in a series of designs and decorative borders by Harry Quilter Barrister-At-Law and Written in Ornamental text by Mary his wife". Large format. Green decorated cloth. Each page has tissue-guard interleaved. Spine and corners bumped, small dent to top edge of front cover. Very faint stain across front cover. Some hinges cracked causing one page to be detached and some of the tissue guards are a bit creased. [R]

  • Published: 1898
  • Condition: Good
Sold by: Stella & Rose's Books
$298.98

PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

BROWNING, ROBERT

RACKHAM ARTHURILLUS PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN BY ROBERT BROWNING PHIL. RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Robert Browning. Phil: Lippincott [1934]. 8vo, red cloth with pict. paste-on, fine. First American edition. Illustrated with cover plate, silhouette endpapers, 4 color plates plus lovely black and whites in-text.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

London: Harrap, [1934]. (RACKHAM, ARTHUR) First trade edition. 8vo. 4 color plates, numerous full page and text illustrations, tan and white end papers by Arthur Rackham 45 pp. Cream pictorial wrappers. Fine in fine dust jacket. Latimore and Haskell p. 71; Riall p. 186

  • Condition:
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Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

Frederick Warne. Hardcover. B000N63DX2 New Book with Dust Jacket. Perfect...Pristine. Rare. Last text page (#48), has this printed "First published 1888. Original wood block designs engraved by Edward Evans Ltd. Printed by Lowe and Brydon (Printers) Ltd. London, England. 730 - 1267. While the dust jacket is obviously new, It shows the slightest edge wear due simply due to having been in a shop for a long time(surprisingly light however). There is a 1 inch tear on the back of the jacket, but because of the way it is torn, you can truly hardly see it. The book will be mailed without the tear repaired, as the buyer may have own method for repairing it. This book is truly a remarkable fine, almost certainly the finest copy obtainable. Purchased from long time Charlotte bookstore(all new books) liquidation sale. While at the sale, I noticed many of the books were being pulled out of old boxes at the back of the store. Many of the books had obviously been in shop for many years--many quite rare. This is one of those books. Very rare in new condition. I will be glad to send this book out for inspection to serious buyers. NOTE: Books ordered before 11AM Eastern Time shipped same day. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We will instantly refund your money if you are not happy with the book for any reason. . New.

  • Condition: New
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$275.00

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

Browning, Robert

London: George G. Harrap, 1934. 4 color plates and numerous black & white illustrations plus 2-color silhouette endpapers & 3-color paste-down silhouette cover. Back cover is sort of discolored - or dull - on about 1/2 from some sort of dampness, with faint bleeding of red cover to endpaper, but not affecting interior otherwise. Traces of extensive pencil marks on half-title page and blank flyleaf. Rare in the red cloth edition.. Presumed 1st Edition. Cloth Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Good to Very Good
  • Edition: Presumed 1st Edition
Sold by: Harbinger Books
$270.00

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

Philadelphia:: J.B. Lippencott Co.,. First edition. f/f dj. nd.

  • Condition: f/f dj
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Midway Used and Rare Books
$235.50

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1888. Original brown cloth spine over sand color paper boards with pied piper decoration and white and black lettering. Wear on all edges, wear on joints and upper right corner creased from bend. Some staining and rubbing on covers. All edges stained green and green endpapers. Hinges starting, but book not shaken. 36 Kate Greenaway illustrations. Ownership signatures on front pastedown and ffep. Upper right corners of first few pages bent a bit. . First Edition. Cloth Backed Boards. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Kate Greenaway. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Trade.

  • Published: 1888
  • Condition: Fair
  • Edition: First Edition
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$225.00

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

London: George G. Harrap and Co., 1934. 46pp, original card covers in DJ. DJ soiled, chipped to spine ends, rubbed to extremities. Edges of book bumped, internally quite bright and clean. With a colour frontispiece and three other colour illustrations by Rackham. First Edition. Card Covers. Good/Fair. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 8vo.

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Temple Rare Books
$207.63

PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

BROWNING, ROBERT

DUVOISIN ROGERILLUS PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN BY ROBERT BROWNING NY. DUVOISIN. (DUVOISIN,ROGER)illus. THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Robert Browning. NY: Grosset and Dunlap (1936). Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, slight wear, near Fine in soiled dust wrapper. Prob. 1st ed. A beautiful picture book illustrated on every page with either bold full page color illustrations or detailed black and whites. This is a nice copy of an early work by Duvoisin, similar in style and format to his "Little Boy Was Drawing

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert, illustrated by T. Butler-Stoney

London: Ernest Nister, 1906. First edition thus. Hardcover. Good +. T[homas] Butler-Stoney. Contains 12 full page chromolithograph illustrations - all very vibrant and strong colouring - and black / white wood-cut illustrations on all of the text pages. Possibly based on historical fact dating back to the 14th century [or even earlier], Browning wrote this extended poem of the Hamelin legend in 1842, after the Brothers Grimm had written their folk tale in 1816. There are many illustrated versions of Brownings poem, but this has to be one of the better ones with Butler-Stoney's wonderful characters with such expression. Unfortunately Butler-Stoney did not illustrate that many children's books and that is indeed a shame. Coloured pictorial boards over a red cloth backstrip. 210x270 mm. 26 pp. Nister number 1506. Very slight movement in binding. Altogether a very good copy with all illustrations in vibrant condition.

  • Published: 1906
  • Condition: Good +
  • Edition: First edition thus
Sold by: The Little Book Store
$191.02

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. Card Covers. 445p, A very good copy of this clasic first ediiton ( 1934). Bound in card covers and illustrated with 4 colour plates and 14 b/w illustration plates as called for by Arthur Rackham. Several additiional line drawings in the text. There is a little soiling and light toning to the card covers with a little rubbing to the periphery and the head and tail of the spine strip. There are several niks to the card edges with a little chipping to the lower corner of the rear card cover. Previous owners neat ink name inscription to the head of the half title page. The textblock is clean and tight. Missing dust wrapper. A very good copy of this first edition. . Very Good. 1934. 1st Edition.

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: Trumpington Fine Books Limited
$166.10